Excerpt: I have owned this mouse for over a year now. I dont know what it is with me and mice, but i go through mice about once every year to year and half. This is mostly the case with optical and laser mice While the mouse worked, it was very accurate and had no connectivity issues. You plug it into the USB port and it is recognized right away. It was a great gaming mouse and I never had issues playing and first person shooters with this mouse.
Summary: My logitech wireless mouse died and I had a few problems with connection issues. So I decided I would go back to a wire mouse. I want a mouse that had almost the exact same button setup as my wireless mouse. Friend of mine has the MX5** version. I was looking for that one put I didn't chose it because of the color schemes that amazon was selling at the time. I am very picky. So I went with the G5 instead. I am very happy that I bought this mouse instead.
Summary: Great mouse and worth every dollar. 4 stars instead of 5 only because of the texture of the surface on the top. It looks a feels like cracked paint. Not suitable for an electronic precision device. Anyone should have this mouse. Its not only for games as Logitec pitches it.
Summary: Bought this mouse for someone who suffers badly from arthritis, a feeling of having something to drag is essential. The textured feel is probably more subtle to arthritic fingers. The others that came before this were just too light. Well loaded with weights I've not heard a complaint about the smoothness and accuracy of movement. At first the sensitivity of the buttons was an issue, more positive less touch could be easier to master.
full of features, fairly reliable, sensitivity is a bit fickle
Daniel P. Collier "power gamer", Amazon
27 November 2008
Summary: It's a good mouse, but when opening and using some programs on my PC, it increases the sensitivity automatically even when I don't want it to and don't press the adjusting buttons. This problem is fixed when I adjust the sensitivity control on the mouse, but it's still kind of annoying. Still a decent product.
Summary: I had the old MX510 (same shape as the G5 with the 800dpi red optical tracking instead of the 2000dpi laser) for years and resisted upgrading to the G5 due to the lack of a second thumb button. So when Logitech finally put the a second button on the G5, I bought one right away. Overall, the motion does feel a bit smoother however I find that the middle mouse button (the scroll wheel button) is too imprecise and I can't always activate it without accidentally scrolling...
Summary: The one that came to me from Amazon didn't work at all. No lights, no action. Logitech support was very good about getting me another one. I bought this mouse because I loved my cordless laser, but something interferred with its signal regularly, so I went for the corded model. The G5 is very sensitive, and the three level settings are easy to use. I like that it comes with weights. Feels good in my hand.